Nice Peter as Rasputin
|Birth name||Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (Григорий Ефимович Распутин)|
|Nickname(s)||The Mad Monk|
The Holy Devil
|Born||January 21, 1869|
|Died||December 30, 1916 (aged 47)|
St. Petersburg, Russia
|Rap battle information|
|Appeared in||Rasputin vs Stalin|
|Release date||April 22, 2013|
|Official vote(s)||34% (Old poll from ERB Website)|
|Location(s)||Flames and smoke|
A Bolshevik propaganda poster
Bolt-shaped neon signs
A disco hall
|Appeared in||Alexander the Great vs Ivan the Terrible|
|During||Ivan the Terrible's first verse|
Rasputin battled Joseph Stalin preceding Vladimir Lenin, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Vladimir Putin in Rasputin vs Stalin. He also made a cameo appearance through reused footage in Alexander the Great vs Ivan the Terrible. He was portrayed by Nice Peter on both occasions.
Information on the rapper
Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (Russian: Григорий Ефимович Распутин) was born on January 21st, 1869, in Siberia, Russia. Rasputin entered the Verkhoture Monestery in Russia with the intention of becoming a monk, but left shortly thereafter, presumably to get married. At age 19, he wed Proskovia Fyodorovna, and they later had three children.
As Russia entered World War I, Rasputin predicted that calamity would befall the country. In 1907, Rasputin was invited to see Tsesarevich Alexei, son of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra, who suffered from hemophilia and was experiencing painful bleeding after an injury. Rasputin was seemingly able to provide Alexei with some relief through prayer and won the belief of Alexandra in that he was a man of God due to his apparent healing powers. Nicholas II took command of the Russian Army in 1915, and Alexandra took responsibility for domestic policy. Always Rasputin's defender, she dismissed ministers who were said to be suspicious of the "mad monk". Government officials tried to warn her of Rasputin's undue influence, but she continued to defend him, giving the impression that Rasputin was her closest adviser.
On December 29th, 1916, a group of conspirators, including the czar's first cousin, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich, and Prince Felix Yusupov, invited Rasputin to Yusoupov's palace, and fed him wine and cakes laced with cyanide, but the poison seemed to have no effect. Baffled, but not deterred, the conspirators repeatedly beat and finally shot Rasputin several times. He was wrapped in a carpet and thrown into the Neva River, only to be discovered three days later. An autopsy revealed that there was water inside Rasputin's lungs at the time of his death, and it was concluded that he died by drowning at the age of 47 on December 30th, 1916, in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Russia and the imperial family had gotten rid of Rasputin, but not his influence. Shortly before his death, Rasputin wrote to Nicholas that if he were killed by government officials, the entire imperial family would be killed by the Russian people. His prophecy came true fifteen months later, when the czar, his wife, and all of their children were killed by assassins amidst the Russian Revolution.
Appearance in the rap battle (cameo)
Rasputin, alongside Mikhail Baryshnikov, Vladimir Lenin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vladimir Putin, and Joseph Stalin, appeared in Red Square during the line in Ivan the Terrible's first verse, "I'm the first Tsar of all of Russia!"
Cool mustache, Wario.
Try messing with the Mad Monk, you'll be sorry, yo!
How many dictators does it take
To turn an empire into a union of ruinous states?
It's a disgrace what you did to your own people!
Your daddy beat you like a dog and now you're evil!
You're from Georgia, sweet Georgia,
And the history books unfold ya
As a messed up mutha fucka bent in the mind
Who built a superpower, but he paid the price
With the endless destruction of Russian lives!
If you're the man of steel, I spit kryptonite!
Big dick mystic, known to hypnotize!
I can end you with a whisper to your wife.
Come on, bring it on, I'm ready to start brawlin'
I don't mean to Russia, but you just seem like you're Stalin
You're just five-foot-four but your failure's epic-sized
You're doing worse in this battle than the farms you collectivized
I'll beat you past the point my magic powers can heal
Man of Steel? You fat pig, more like Man of Squeal
I'll hand your Georgian ass a true Russian defeat
You would think I'm making borscht the way I'm crushing these beats
I was poisoned, shot and beaten and I still fought back like no sweat
I'm so hard to kill, my rap name should be 50 Kopek
I was shot and poisoned, my assassin's plot: sadistic
But that couldn't stop the mystic, if you think you can, you're optimistic.